[PYTHON-CRYPTO] high-performance HMAC module
PaulLambert at WOODSIDENET.COM
Wed May 29 21:42:08 CEST 2002
> would be worth writing an HMAC module in C.
No, not for this purpose. It would be better to move to a real encryption algorithm (like AES) written in C than to use p2.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason R. Mastaler [mailto:jason-list-python-crypto at MASTALER.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 3:10 PM
> To: PYTHON-CRYPTO at NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Subject: high-performance HMAC module
> I'm currently using a pure Python HMAC implementation in one of my
> applications based on the one in Paul Rubin's p2.py.
> This application does lots of HMAC manipulation, and I wonder if it
> would be worth writing an HMAC module in C. On the other hand, I
> wonder how much this would really speed things up since the underlying
> hash function modules (sha, md5) are already written in C.
> Any ideas?
> 1. http://www.nightsong.com/phr/crypto/p2.py
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